Madison Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Madison, Wisconsin

Find the top Madison wedding photographers in the industry on our list. Research, compare their rates, read reviews (Client Letters), learn some details from their biographies and contact them directly. Meet the wedding photographers and members of the Wisconsin Wedding Photojournalist Association:

Map of WPJA Wedding Photographers Serving Madison

4 Documentary Wedding Photographers available for your wedding...

Madison Wedding Photographer Ilana Bar-av of Wisconsin

My dad was a photographer and my oldest brother is a photographer based out of Baltimore. They both tried to talk me out of shooting weddings because they thought it would be too stressful… …They were wrong. This is my 6th full-time year as a wedding photographer and I think it’s the best job I could possibly have. I love it. That’s something I’ll never take for granted. It is my goal to give you photos that bring joy to you and the people who mean the world to you. [Madison Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3400 (USD)
Madison, WI based wedding photojournalist Steve Daubs

I love stories. They make us, they explain the world to us, and they are the road we travel through in life. I've always loved telling them, whether it was short stories and poems I wrote in high school or photographs of people on the streets of Chicago. I studied journalism at Northwestern University and then told stories for newspapers for a few years, sometimes with words and sometimes with photographs. When I left journalism, I earned an MBA in finance at UW-Madison and spent a decade analyzing investment stories, researching them to see if the story a company was telling is likely to be true. During those years, I began to develop my own photographic documentary stories, roaming across the country with a brick of Tri-X and my trusty Leica at hand. But investment stories are all too similar to keep me occupied for life. So I quit the business, took a scholarship to the University of Arkansas, and earned my MFA in creative writing. I taught English and creative writing while setting up a commercial studio in Milwaukee and spent time in Eastern Europe trying to tell the story of post-Soviet life there. Along the way, I met my future wife, Olga, and my short stay in Ukraine turned into several years of exploration and love. Olga was the one who saw the obvious: Tell love stories, and make your passion your business. I have received numerous awards for my photography and been published in US and international newspapers and magazines. I am available for weddings and events, news, long-form documentary, and commercial work. [Madison Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2500 (USD)
Madison, Wisconsin based wedding photojournalist - Romulo Morishita

My experience with photography starts with a six-year-old boy holding up lights for his dad at a party. When we arrive home, my dad gives me his state-of-the-art Hasseblad camera's detachable back and teaches me to rewind the film. For me it was all fun, but what I didn't realize is that with my father's instructions, he was preparing me for my own future profession. I went to photography school at Focus in Sao Paulo, Brazil at the age of 16. And now, thousands of weddings, events, studio shots, aerial photos, and family photos later, this is still what I do and what I love. Ueda (pronounced "WAY-da") is the name my father chose to be his when he started his business as a Japanese man in Brazil over 50 years ago, and I am carrying it on now as a Brazilian man in the United States. My style is wedding photojournalism. I enjoy the art of photography which lies in capturing the perfect moment when something beautiful is expressed: an emotion, a relationship, an idea. Romulo Ueda [Madison Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3200 (USD)
Madison, Wisconsin photojournalist, turned wedding photographer,  Ruthie Hauge

Ruthie’s roots are in photojournalism and art. She received a scholarship to attend Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, where she majored in photography and minored in drawing. She interned at the Irish Times Newspaper in Dublin, Ireland. Upon graduation, she launched her photography business and in 2006, was hired as a Staff Photographer by Sun-Times Media. There she worked for almost 7 years covering memorable events such as the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the 2008 Olympic Trials for Track and Field in Eugene, Oregon, and Paul McCartney at Wrigley Field. During her tenure at Sun-Times Media, she earned 18 State and National Photojournalism awards. In the summer of 2012, Ruthie and her husband welcomed their first child, and she made the decision to give up her staff position to focus on her business and her new role as Mom. Ruthie and her husband now have two young sons and a huge cat. They try to live simply and enjoy outdoor recreation, live music, a good glass of wine and travel. In 2017, Ruthie and her family relocated from the Chicago area to Madison, WI. Before a long day of photography Ruthie's pre-game ritual includes 8+ hours of sleep, a burger, a playlist of Hall & Oates, and an iced white chocolate mocha. On assignment, Ruthie is usually doing whatever is necessary to get the best possible photo, whether it be sloshing through a ditch, balancing on the roof of a skyscraper, flying in a blimp or standing in a bathtub. She loves EVERY minute of it. Ruthie's goal is to go above and beyond for her clients while also capturing as much personality, life and storytelling in her images as possible. [Madison Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3250 (USD)

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WPJA Communiqué: Features
Wedding Photograph taken as bridesmaids see bride in her dress for the first time and showing their reactions
To document the best moments of a wedding day, a photographer shouldn’t only focus on the bride and groom , or even on the main event. "Reaction shots," which record the reactions of...Read more
Wedding Photojournalism Beauty Photos of the bride crossing her eyes as she reacts to her dress being buttoned up from behind
The bride steps into her wedding gown. Her mother and a coterie of bridesmaids assist her with the final touches on her hair and makeup. They primp and preen at her gown, perhaps contributing...Read more

Reviews and Client Letters

Mike & Stephanie

Wedding Photographer: Romulo Morishita

Hi Romulo, Steph and I really enjoyed your work. Planning was easy, even though we were a couple of hours apart - you were very easy to get in touch with. At the wedding, we loved all the candid pictures - we thought they really...

Chicago wedding photography city winery Ruthie Hauge Photography

Linda + Brian

Wedding Photographer: Ruthie Hauge

THANK YOU for the most beautiful wedding photos. Brian and I just finished looking at them and they are absolutely stunning! You captured our day perfectly and we couldn't have asked for anything more. We loved working with you...

Valerie & Kai

Wedding Photographer: Romulo Morishita

Romulo, We are so happy that we selected you as our wedding photographer. The photos turned out exceptionally well and you were able to capture a great combination of intimate, fun, and candid moments. We're really pleased...

Andrew & Rachel

Wedding Photographer: Romulo Morishita

Romulo, Thank you so much for the wonderful wedding photos! We could not be happier with how they turned out. Your professionalism, ninja-like (as one of our guests put it) ability to be everywhere at once, and talent to take...

Ravi & Todd

Wedding Photographer: Romulo Morishita

We were beyond thrilled to have you document our special day. In addition to your amazing eye for detail and capturing precious moments in such a unique artistic and incredible way, you were professional, thorough and a pleasure...